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1898 - Birth of Mary S. Ruiz, eldest child of Enrique & Rosaria Ruiz of San Francisquito Canyon; all died in 1928 dam disaster [cemetery census]
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Rock Spill on SR-14 Claims Life of Motorcyclist
Thursday, Sep 22, 2016

CHP officials are investigating the death of a Littlerock man after a dump truck lost six tons of gravel on the northbound side of Highway 14 near Sand Canyon Road. Keith Earl Worley, 59, was killed when nearly six tons of rock spilled out the back of a truck and across all southbound lanes on Highway...

Man Crossing Street Near Polynesian Mobile Homes Killed in Hit-and-Run
Monday, Aug 22, 2016

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Traffic Detectives are investigating a fatal hit-and-run that occurred Sunday, August 21, 2016 at approximately 9 p.m. Sheriff’s deputies and the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene of a “person laying in the roadway.” The incident occurred...

Saugus Woman Killed at I-5 and 210 in Sylmar
Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016

A Saugus woman was killed Tuesday morning when the car she was in struck a pole on the northbound side of Interstate 5, south of the 210 Freeway, in Sylmar. Leanna Marie Torres, 28, of Saugus, was the lone occupant of the 1994 Jeep Cherokee that, for reasons still under investigation, collided with a...

Castaic Woman Killed in Crash on Sierra Highway
Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016

The Los Angeles County Coroner has identified the woman who was killed in a fatal crash in Agua Dulce early Wednesday morning. The victim was identified as 23-year-old Monique Michelle Garcia of Castaic, said Lt. Elissa Fleak with the Coroner’s office. Garcia was driving a 2005 silver Nissan Sentra...

4 Children Among 6 Killed in I-5 Crash Near Gorman
Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016

Four children were among the six killed in a fiery crash Tuesday morning after a minivan was struck by a semi-truck on the southbound 5 freeway near Gorman. “We had six deceased,” said Captain Keith Mora with the Los Angeles County Fire Department. “Two were transported by helicopter (to a local...

Sierra Highway Crash Victim Dies at Hospital
Monday, May 16, 2016

A 63-year-old man was pronounced dead Sunday at Antelope Valley Hospital after he was involved in a single-vehicle crash on Sierra Highway in Agua Dulce. The victim was identified as  Thomas William O’Mara Jr. of Acton. Read the full story [here].

Fatal Motorcycle Crash Shuts Down SR-14 Lanes Early Thursday
Thursday, Apr 28, 2016

A man was killed after his motorcycle crashed into a curb while he was entering the freeway near Soledad Canyon Road and Sand Canyon Road Thursday, resulting in the closure of lanes in the early morning hours. The 30-year-old Northridge man was ejected from his 1999 Harley Davidson when he hit a raised...

Driver in Fatal Crash ID’d
Friday, Mar 18, 2016

Authorities have identified the 21-year-old victim of a fatal crash Thursday on Soledad Canyon Road. Christian Zambrano was pronounced dead at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital after the single-vehicle collision occurred around 1 a.m. Thursday on Soledad Canyon Road and Valley Center Drive near Greenbrier...

Authorities ID Woman Struck, Killed Monday in Saugus
Thursday, Mar 10, 2016

The woman who was struck and killed at the intersection of Haskell Canyon Road and Bobwhite Circle in Saugus Monday night has been identified by coroner officials. Jeanette Peoples was struck by a car at approximately 6:18 p.m. Monday, said Lt. David Smith with the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office. To...

SR-126 Deadly Crash Victims ID’d
Wednesday, Feb 24, 2016

The victims of a fatal crash involving two big rigs and a Toyota Corolla on State Route 126 near Chiquito Canyon Road yesterday have been identified. Samuel Choi, 21, of Santa Clarita, and Roger Miranda, 58, of San Bernardino, were pronounced dead on scene following the crash. Choi was driving a 2012...

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1898 - Birth of Mary S. Ruiz, eldest child of Enrique & Rosaria Ruiz of San Francisquito Canyon; all died in 1928 dam disaster [cemetery census]
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Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilk, (R-Santa Clarita), delivered a second letter Thursday to ensure accountability on a state-funded COVID-19 testing lab.
Wilk Demands Newsom Admin to Halt Auto-Renew Of No-Bid Contract for Valencia Testing Lab
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 27 new deaths and 1,167 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 36,924 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total 36,924; L.A. County Ready to Administer Additional Boosters
Aglaia Mortcheva has spent over 20 years working in animation, from Comedy Central to Nickelodeon and FOX, and is eager to share her insights on turning cartoons into characters people care about as a professor in California State University, Northridge’s animation program in the Department of Art.
CSUN Welcomes Longtime Nickelodeon Animator as Art Department Professor
The city of Santa Clarita’s Volunteer Engagement Program is pleased to partner with the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Nonprofit Council and the SCV Nonprofit Leaders Network for the 2021 Nonprofit Symposium.
City Inviting Area Nonprofits to 2021 Nonprofit Symposium
The end of the season approaches as the Santa Clarita Valley football teams are officially over halfway done with league play.
Week Nine Foothill League Roundup for Trinity, Santa Clarita Christian, Castaic
After a year of virtual celebrations, the only zooming that will be done at the College of the Canyons Fall 2021 Science Talk Star Party will be through actual telescopes.
Oct. 29: COC’s Fall Star Party Returns to Canyon Country Campus
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted 17 students, including Sujin Kim from California Institute of the Arts, winners of the 48th Student Academy Awards competition.
CalArtian Among 17 Winners of Student Academy Awards
Seventeen employees were honored as the Classified Employees of the Year Wednesday night at the William S. Hart Union High School District’s governing board meeting.
Hart Governing Board Recognizes Classified Employees of the Year
Hundreds of Santa Clarita teens gathered on Sunday, Oct. 17, to join actor-influencer Eric Artell in kicking off the “ASMD Baby Food Challenge,” a social media challenge created to raise awareness for local toddler Damian Markham and Wylder Nation Foundation. 
Baby Food Challenge Kicks Off Locally for Terminally-Ill SCV Toddler
2007 - Buckweed fire chars 38,356 acres, destroys 21 homes in Canyon Country and Agua Dulce [story]
Buckweed Fire
Family Promise Santa Clarita in partnership with Williams Homes, And HomeAid LA, will break ground on their new local resource center. 
Family Promise To Break Ground On New Resource Center
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Wednesday confirmed 31 new deaths and 1,267 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 36,859 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: Public Health Urges Vaccines for Sports Viewing; 36,859 Total SCV Cases
College of the Canyons freshman cross country runner Danielle Salcedo has been named the California Community College Sports Information Association (CCCSIA) Female State Athlete of the Month for September.
COC Cross Country Star Named CCCSIA Athlete of the Month
Caltrans today announced a new Clean California pilot program that offers Adopt-a-Highway volunteers up to $250 for picking up highway litter.
Caltrans Offers Up To $250 For Highway Litter Removal For A Clean California
Zonta Club of Santa Clarita is inviting the public to join their Empower Hour by The i-5 Freedom Network, a non profit anti Human Trafficking organization, to raise awareness about this modern day slavery, what it looks like and what the community can do about it. 
Zonta SCV To Host Human Trafficking Roundtable
William S. Hart Union High School District governing board members are scheduled Wednesday night to discuss and vote on an application to receive $15 million in government funds for COVID-19 relief on campuses.  
Hart District Board To Discuss $15M COVID Relief, New Labor Agreement
Unless they adopt a by-district election system at their next meeting, a lawsuit compelling the Santa Clarita City Council to move away from “at large” voting will be filed under the California Voting Rights Act as early as next week, a Walnut Creek attorney said on Tuesday. 
City Receives Lawsuit Ultimatum Over City ‘At Large’ Voting
1873 - Santa Barbara lawyers Charles Fernald and J.T. Richards purchase Rancho San Francisco (75 square miles of SCV) for $33,000, or 69 cents an acre, in a sheriff's sale [story]
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The last remaining USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Firewatch Cobra Program Vietnam War-era helicopter took its final flight on Saturday as the department transitions to a new era of aerial supervision utilizing modern helicopters and implementing modern technologies like fixed-wing aircraft to service a larger landscape.
US Forest Service to Transition to New Era of Aerial Supervision as Last Remaining Cobra Helicopter Takes Final Flight
Local artist and SCAA member Richard Omura will exhibit his art at The MAIN Theater in Newhall through October 31. The show is titled “Visions of Steampunk” and will include many of his unique mixed media works.
Local Artist to Exhibit Art Show Titled ‘Visions of Steampunk’ at the MAIN
HOPE Theatre Arts announced a live, in-person and free storytime event on Sunday, Nov. 7, at 2:30 p.m. at The Open Book in Canyon Country.
Nov. 7: HOPE Theatre Arts to Present Live Storytime Event in Canyon Country
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Tuesday confirmed 26 new deaths and 825 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 36,800 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley. In addition, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital officials confirmed one additional death bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths since the onset of the pandemic to 176.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: Henry Mayo Confirms 176th Death; Public Health Reports 36,800 Total SCV Cases
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